The San Jose Earthquakes took to the pristine grass of Levi's stadium on Friday, August 1st and introduced the newly signed designated player Matias Perez Garcia.
After nearly two weeks training at Stanford University, the U.S. men's national team held its last Bay Area training session at Candlestick Park. Open to the public, a sizable crowd of supporters filled the field-level grandstand for the event.
The march to Brazil began in the Bay Area, with the full 30-man squad in training at Stanford University. Photographers Lyndsay Radnedge & Maciek Gudrymowicz were on hand to capture some of the players as they conducted interviews and began training.
After the final whistle, Clarence Goodson and Chris Wondolowski celebrated the Earthquakes 2-1 victory with the 1906 Ultras. Both Goodson and Wondolowski will depart the team and join the U.S. men's national team pre-World Cup training camp.
With six added minutes of stoppage time, the San Jose Earthquakes task of seeing out the victory against FC Dallas would have to wait. Goalkeeper Jon Busch, who made three catch saves in stoppage time, helped secure the three points for the Quakes.
Just minutes after the Earthquakes doubled their lead through a Dallas own-goal, Brazilian set-piece taker Michel brought one back for FC Dallas with a stunning free kick goal.
What better way to celebrate the San Jose Earthquakes 40th Anniversary than to invite the man who defines San Jose cheer: Krazy George!
The San Jose Earthquakes starting eleven takes their pregame photo ahead of their match against FC Dallas.